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Re: longdesc

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 14:33:16 +0200
To: "Antony Tennant" <antonytennant@yahoo.co.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.sxu6hqxuwxe0ny@pc094.qadoc.oslo.opera.com>

On Thu, 29 Sep 2005 11:41:13 +0200, Antony Tennant  
<antonytennant@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi
> Does anyone know how well the longdesc is supprted.

It is generally supported by extensions - there is an Opera script that  
adds a link if you want it, and I believe there is something similar for  
IE. In Mozilla you can get the link in the properties, and then copy/paste  
it to follow - I am not sure if the Opera script was written to work in  
Mozilla too, but it may have been.

iCab has good native support, but it is a marginal browser.

> I have a requirement to have a screenshot of a webpage as an image with  
> lines pointing to different sections explaining what they are. I feel  
> this is a case for having a text alternative in addition to the alt.

I think you are correct that something more than an alt would be useful in  
this case.



Charles McCathieNevile                      chaals@opera.com
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